Ethnic Life Writing and Histories: Genres, Performance, and Culture
Lit, 2007 - 256 páginas
In the context of the fraught ethnic politics in our increasingly globalized world, negotiating with historical memory has become both a cultural obsession and a powerful political weapon.
The essays describe how processes of literary creativity and historical inscription blend significantly to produce texts that require nuanced readings on many levels. Half the essays focus on Asian American texts, inviting crucial connections and insights on the ways ethnic concerns are reflected methodologically.
Roco G. Davis teaches at the Modern Languages Department of the University of Navarre, Pamplona (Spain). Jaume Aurell is a researcher at the history department of the University of Navarre, Pamplona. Ana Beatriz Delgado is a teaching assistant at the University of Navarre.
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The act of telling and writing one ' s story affirms as it performs identity . This idea
links the articles in this collection : the intersection between the discourse ,
practice , and social function of life writing , history , and ethnic identity . Our
... in the re - telling , a manifest purchased in the Imaginary , substantiated in the
Word , and marking that moment when the Symbolic and the Real become fused
in the autobiographical pact , when story and history , self and other , word and ...
The traditions of oral story telling provide his ancestors with the power to tell
narratives that are filtered through the eyes of personal experience , yet recalled
against the background of their people ' s history , they document more than just ...
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